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Sams follows God's plan for sing

June 13, 2015 Mike Sams said his plans for a gospel sing next Saturday in Wirt County arrived in a vision from God. “He (God) woke me up at 4 a.m. more »»

Wirt County develops own identity

June 13, 2015 WIRT COUNTY — A bill for making a new county, out of parts of Wood and Jackson, has passed the Legislature of Virginia and is now law! Great honor and respect for the memory of that distinguished ma... more »»

Getting the League back together

June 11, 2015 The latest comic property rumored to be ripe for a reboot would do well not to stick too closely to its source material. more »»

Natural gas lets Ohio compete

June 10, 2015 I recently joined a bipartisan group of members from the House Energy and Commerce Committee on a trip to Portugal, Belgium, and the Ukraine to discuss our mutual energy interests and Russia’s... more »»

Obama not alone in war on coal

June 8, 2015 Let’s stop referring to the war on coal by President Barack Obama. Instead, let’s be more practical and call it the Reid, Markey, Warren, Stabenow et al war on affordable electricity. more »»

Feeling performance anxiety

June 7, 2015 As folks read this, Sunday morning, I am likely up the river a bit getting ready to watch my niece in her first dance recital. She is almost 3 years old. more »»

Wood BOE taking wrong approach to cuts

June 7, 2015 On May 26 I was privileged to attend a Wood County Board of Education meeting. I was aware that the topic of budget cuts would be discussed. I was not asked to come. more »»

It's strawberry time again for summer

June 7, 2015 Did any of the flowers or other plants you replanted this past week start screaming at you? I wouldn’t be surprised if they di. more »»

Cookbook offers healthy choices

June 7, 2015 #1 New York Times bestseller Lisa Lillien brings a companion cookbook to her Hungry Girl Diet with “The Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook” (St. Martin’s Griffin, $27.99. more »»

Amish books to entertain

June 7, 2015 There are several new Amish books out now to enjoy. First Jennifer Beckstrand returns to her Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series in “Huckleberry Harvest. more »»

Downtown area needs cooperative government

June 7, 2015 City government troubles have filled virtually every front page of this paper for the last few weeks. I acknowledge I haven’t read much of these articles even though I’m addicted to news. more »»

Is it OK to feed birds all summer long?

June 7, 2015 Frequent questions this time of year include, “Is it OK to feed birds all summer long, and is it necessary to feed birds all summer?” The simple answers are “yes, and no. more »»

Art show winners announced

June 7, 2015 Fort Frye High School recently held its 2015 Art Show. Named “Best in Show” was a painting by eighth grader Alexandra Dixon. more »»

Rodriguez to speak in honor of Jones

June 6, 2015 University of Arizona head football coach Rich Rodriguez will be speaking in honor of Taylor Jones in Vienna on June 25. Rodriguez’s appearance at the home of Joe and Barb Astorg, 5110 First Ave. more »»

Island attracts visitors, legislation

June 6, 2015 “Beautiful Isle” Over the rippling waters of the Queen of Western rivers, from Parkersburg a mile and a half, there lies an island famed in song and story the whole world over, from Erin’s sunny... more »»

North Bend Rail Trail worth celebrating

June 6, 2015 Today marks American Hiking Society’s Annual National Trails Day. more »»

Controversial ruling was right

June 1, 2015 For many years, West Virginia Supreme Court justices were accused of legislating from the benc. more »»

Fighting for ‘King Coal’

June 1, 2015 The Friday before Memorial Day Weekend, local newspapers in West Virginia headlined with the devastating story that another 2,268 coal miners lost their jobs. more »»

Political heroes fall short

May 31, 2015 Bravo! to artist Shepard Fairey, who said in a recent interview that President Barack Obama was “not even close” to living up to the faith many had in him back when Fairey designed the now-famous... more »»

Saying goodbye to May and hello to June

May 31, 2015 Today we say “so long” to May. It seemed that spring was a long time coming, then, all at once, it is summer. more »»



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